SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 Join or create a challenge with other members - a great way to get support to reach your goals. SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=8 Biking Challenge ....September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42997414 Again1-0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 0 / 0 / 100 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:32:24 EST 12 Week Challenge!!! Starting Sunday 9/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42966704 Howdy Sparkpeople!!! <BR> <BR> I am starting a liquid diet/VLCD on Sunday, September 10th for 12 weeks. Looking for anyone who wants to be join in and give it their all for the 12 weeks. <BR> <BR> Does not matter what kind of diet or exercise you are doing or what your goals are. All that matters is that you follow your goals and we give each other support. <BR> <BR> The reason I am starting off with a liquid diet is my sister is having to do it prior to having surgery. Since she lives in... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:58:46 EST Last 20 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42920523 I am struggling with the last 20 pounds and cannot get past the 5 lb fluctuation - lose 5 and gain it back. <BR> <BR> I am totally stuck - please help!!! Sun, 3 Sep 2017 21:18:44 EST What time is it where you are in this world? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42913238 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> In New Zealand it is currently 4.22pm on Sunday 3 September 2017 <BR> <BR> What day and time is it for you? <em>213</em> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 00:23:27 EST Lose 2-5 pounds September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42885294 Welcome along into September 2017! <BR> <BR> As Turbobox put it so nicely to start our June Challenge: <BR> "This challenge is open to everyone at anytime. This is to keep us accountable and maintain if we are in maintenance mode. It's also to motivate us to make small changes and continue on our journey. Please post what your goals are and follow along for the month.." <BR> <BR> All the best on your Journey this month! <BR> patti Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:27:01 EST September (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42884295 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in September (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes ... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:31:54 EST You're Invited to the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42831675 <em>215</em> <em>529</em> <em>105</em> Calling ALL Challengers to the 10 Week Biggest Loser Falling into Fitness Fall Challenge! Pre-Challenge Weeks and Activities Start Now! Teams are Forming Now!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>195</em> We are Ringing the Final Warning Bells! Last Chance to Sign up for Fall! We have a few "Active" Spots left on the Teams! Invite a Friend! <BR> <BR> New Members, Please Sign up on the Waiting List! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeopl... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:25:10 EST virtual fitness challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42672257 Hi, <BR> <BR> if anyone is interested in a virtual fitness challenge you should check out the alpha bridge fitness page on fb. its a 3 week challenge against anyone across the world who wants to join. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 21:41:55 EST Did you make it a point to be happy today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42662183 Many people are going through difficult times. Make it a point to be happy so you can uplift others. Your joy maybe their greatest gift of the day. Smile, God love you. Pass it on. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:17:15 EST BLC35 - FALL ROUND - REGISTRATION ENDS SATURDAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42611366 BLC35 - FALL ROUND <BR> <BR> We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE getting ready for our 35th Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your FOCUS and Working toward Your Goals of Better Health and Wellness in 2017. <BR> <BR> This is a 12 Week Challenge Comprised of about 18 TEAMS, made up of approximately 20 - 25 Challengers per TEAM. Our SUMMER CAMP runs for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> We Recognize Ou... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 21:51:20 EST Biking Challenge....August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42584562 Set your own goal, any type of riding...join us as we encourage each other! <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 0 / 0 / 200 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> Ride on! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:42:57 EST Lose 2-5 pounds Aug Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42581647 Welcome along into August 2017! <BR> <BR> As Turbobox put it so nicely to start our June Challenge: <BR> "This challenge is open to everyone at anytime. This is to keep us accountable and maintain if we are in maintenance mode. It's also to motivate us to make small changes and continue on our journey. Please post what your goals are and follow along for the month.." <BR> <BR> All the best on your Journey this month! <BR> patti Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:16:03 EST August (2017) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42581277 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in August (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes rem... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:20:29 EST 7 days- 7 goals challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42547285 Hi. <BR> <BR> I have doing a little challenge with myself and wanted to invite others to join me. Here is what i am doing. For me long term challenges like 30 days are always to hard. I need short term goals. So i figured 7 days and 7 goals seemed just about right. <BR> <BR> Guidelines <BR> 1. Write down your 7 goals every morning then check them off as you go or at the end of the day ( meet every goal its only 7 days) <BR> <BR> Here are my goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 60-100 oz ... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:01 EST Check Out Biggest Loser Challenge Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42539583 Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn from others. These teams are also a great s... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:40:13 EST 10 Minute Challennge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42519766 Was getting frustrated not being able to walk or do anything that involved using my knee and was getting frustrated. My challenge today was to do 10 minutes of exercise. Decided to do arm exercises and was shocked to see how out of shape I am. Will continue doing things like this until I can do more. Don't know why I didn't think of this sooner, Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:45:59 EST The 21 Day New Member Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42491603 I am starting this challenge even though I've been following Spark People for years. I know very little about how the site works, and I'm hoping more active participation will make reaching (or attempting to reach) my goals more enjoyable. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:20:00 EST Lose 2-5 pounds July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42437995 Sorry I've been really busy with trying to get caught up and not had a lot of extra time. Here is the July challenge for everyone, you can start at any time. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> <BR> I'm down and hope to go down some more before Nationals on the first week of August, however I have a strain in my right arm that is causing me a lot of issues and needs to improve and go away. Trying to enjoy my weekends home and not going too far. I needed a break from all the meets. After August I'm... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:10:29 EST Lose 2-5 pounds July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42419447 <em>211</em> We are late getting a thread going...most of us have been doing our "summer" stuff! I'm needing some extra accountability though....so wanted to start this again. <BR> My personal goal: <BR> Jul 16: 136.5 <BR> Jul 31: 135 goal <BR> <BR> As Turbobox put it so nicely to start our June Challenge: <BR> "This challenge is open to everyone at anytime. This is to keep us accountable and maintain if we are in maintenance mode. It's also to motivate us to make small changes and con... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:26:20 EST Make A Good Choice Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42390583 so i decided to do my own challenge here. speaking from my own experience i decided this needed to be done. the goal is simple all you have to do is do one thing that you normally would do. i know we are all trying to get or keep healthy (weather it is more vitamins in your diet, lose weight, gain weight or activity) but sometimes it is hard to remind your self that even a small change can make a big difference in the long run. <BR> <BR> examples are things like walking instead of taking a ... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:55:06 EST What did you accomplish today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42378796 Got my morning walk done. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:08:01 EST Fast Food Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42347594 I'm trying to cut out fast food from my life, and I've noticed I've been getting cravings for it. <BR> I think about it and I just want it. <BR> I'm absolutely addicted to Sonic's Chicken strip dinner. <BR> <BR> Can anyone recommend any good challenges for me to do to cut my cravings for good? Sun, 9 Jul 2017 21:23:18 EST How to get rid of sugar craving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42346457 One of my challenges is craving sweets. Does anyone have any good remedies for slowing down or stopping my sugar cravings? Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:49:42 EST Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42321450 28 Fri, 7 Jul 2017 07:16:52 EST Fitness Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42312658 Love the fitness challenges Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:08:01 EST checking in for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42297176 Happy Independence Day to everybody !! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:05:12 EST checking in for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42284328 The Good Lord will help us all to lose the weight we need Mon, 3 Jul 2017 11:54:54 EST Biking Challenge........July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42273283 Set your own goal, any type of riding...join us as we encourage each other! <BR> <BR> Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 10 / 10 / 190 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> Ride on! <BR> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:18:06 EST July (2017) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42271010 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in July (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minute... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:02:40 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42260969 I am suppose to post a message board so hello to everyone Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:00:30 EST Summer 5% Challenge - still a few spots left. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42148443 Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts Saturday, July 1 2017. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/642e2f15-dcd1-4d9d-9a41-ba65f15702d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.s... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:44:18 EST HELP-New member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42137217 So, I literally just joined. And I also decided to do the 21 day challenge for new members. But; I'm such a newbie that I don't even know how I can see what the challenge for the first day is. Can someone tell me how I can see that? Or tell me what the 1st day's goal is for that challenge? Thank you. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:06:31 EST Diabeti chllenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42086647 Trying this again....If at first you don't suceed, try, try again!!:-) Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:02:04 EST Invitation to 2017 Summer 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42059704 Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts Saturday, June 24th. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=68497 </link> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:13:21 EST Have you tried metabolic aftershock exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42059662 Just wondering if anyone has tried the metabolic aftershock exercise program. I am starting it Monday and was curious how anyone felt about it. I need a little kick and I figured I'd give it a try. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:02:52 EST Psych Meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42043052 I take several psych meds. Some of the side effects for each one is weight gain. <BR> Anyone else facing this challenge? Fri, 9 Jun 2017 01:49:47 EST Biggest loser challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=42012159 I'm not sure if this is even in the right section of the message board, but would anyone fancy being in a biggest loser challenge. <BR> There will be the different teams, <BR> Team leaders <BR> Then on the weigh day have each team weigh in amongst themselves and then the team leaders pass on their teams weights to see who's won the weekly weigh in. <BR> <BR> If anyone fancies it we can start on the 16th of June, sort out the teams that day and have our first weigh in. Then each team will be... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 05:25:50 EST Biking Challenge....June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41969377 Bill60 - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> Kamel622 - 10 / 10 / 190 <BR> Ladystarwind - 0 / 0 / 0 <BR> <BR> Ride on! Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:55:36 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41967926 This challenge is open to everyone at anytime. This is to keep us accountable and maintain if we are in maintenance mode. It's also to motivate us to make small changes and continue on our journey. Please post what your goals are and follow along for the month.. <BR> <BR> I would like to see a loss in June, I know with the warmer sunny days I will be a lot more active during the week and weekends. I still have Kettlebell training and competitions this summer and fall and look forward to ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:52:53 EST June (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41961596 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in June (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today... Wed, 31 May 2017 22:28:20 EST My first week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41942015 Week one has been very good for me, my 3lb loss yesterday was so positive. I have committed myself to a 5 x 30 minute work out a week, this I've found difficult, I'm an older lady with disabilities, I've had to reduce this to 3 x 30 minutes and when I achieve that, which I will, I'll increase it again, not giving up! <em>386</em> Tue, 30 May 2017 03:30:34 EST June Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41940328 A place to log June steps, miles or minutes. Set a doable goal and log them in to stay accountable. Make it work for you. Happy June/Summer. We got this! <BR> <BR> June Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> 1- 2 miles a day <BR> <BR> 1. 2 <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 2... Mon, 29 May 2017 22:22:20 EST FitBit Friend Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41920084 Hey y'all, I'm still discovering all the things my fitbit can do but I was wondering if any of y'all would like to start a fitbit group and then we can do challenges together? I know for myself anyways, that I'm really competitive so the idea of competition really motivates me! Sat, 27 May 2017 15:18:54 EST BLC SUMMER CAMP ...Register NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41861143 BLC34 - SUMMER CAMP IS REGISTERING NOW! <BR> <BR> (Registration will close on May 27....time is running out!) <BR> <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is an 8 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 10+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? <BR> Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CH... Sun, 21 May 2017 11:24:45 EST 12 Week Challenge or 90 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41836665 12 Week Challenge <BR> Use a body wrap every 72 hours for 45 minutes for a total 12 weeks and see amazing results. <BR> <BR> 90 Day Challenge <BR> Use any product for 90 days and start a healthier lifestyle that will make you feel and look inside and out. <BR> <BR> Best of all if you do this challenge I will give you my 40% discount. <BR> <BR> Message me if you are interested. Thu, 18 May 2017 19:31:13 EST Come join The Midnight Mustangs for BLC challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41778590 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41647707 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a great team filled with caring people! Please sign up! Fri, 12 May 2017 12:41:06 EST How About a Great Challenge Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41760236 Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn from others. These teams are also a great s... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:08:11 EST NEW TOPS GROUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41717786 TOPS (take off pounds Sensibly) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=68329 </link> <BR> <BR> the creator is trying to get it active. I think it is a nice group. I do need to post in there to get it more active. please come and check it out if you are a tops member or interested in becoming one. <BR> I am an area captain for TOPS and it is a great non profit organization that I believe in and got me to my goal weight. <BR> Sat, 6 May 2017 07:31:22 EST Trampoline Rebounce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41715397 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> First day trying to this exercise. Wow, it was amazing. Fri, 5 May 2017 22:16:05 EST Need a Great Challenge Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41691963 Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn from others. These teams are also a great s... Wed, 3 May 2017 12:29:06 EST Lose 2-5 pounds May challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41690897 This is open to anyone at any time to be held accountable to try and lose just a pound or so per month and get it done. It's a journey for each of us and we just need to find our way, especially as we age and the game continues to change. I hope to be down at least 5 or more this month and get back to my summer weight. I am going to do my best to maintain moving forward so I don't have to repeat this process. Hope everyone has a great day. Wed, 3 May 2017 10:16:44 EST May (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41677065 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in May (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remain... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:18:10 EST GET READY FOR SUMMER CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41674574 GET SLIMMER BY SUMMER!~starting ~ SUMMER 30 DAY SHRED " I'm starting today May 1st come join me anytime! You can find me in one of the Jillian Michaels Teams. I've completed this program before and it is soooo worth it, not only do you feel great about yourself, but you have fellow Sparkers to cheer you on! Mon, 1 May 2017 18:41:16 EST Biking Challenge.....May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41672332 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Mon, 1 May 2017 12:42:43 EST Leslie's TGWC: 100 miles in 100 days Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41660855 We have a SparkTeam for that see the link below <em>55</em> <BR> I am currently doing Leslie Sansone's (Walk at Home) The Great Walk Challenge! <BR> <BR> Wanna join the SparkTeam and get more info​ on the team click here <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/TheGreatWalkCh<BR>allenge100milesin100daysOnSP </link> <BR> <BR> Leslie's Challenge info is here <link>walkathome.com/great-walk-challenge/ </link> <BR> Hope to see ya on the team and joining Leslie's Challenge!!! Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:25:39 EST BLC34 - ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER for challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41647707 The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 10+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? With the variety of teams we offer, you can find one that... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:22:03 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - BLC-34 REGISTERING NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41647704 The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 10+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? With the variety of teams we offer, you can find one that... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:19:19 EST Lose 8 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41608991 I'm going to try to lose 8 pounds by March 23rd. <BR> <BR> 4/19/17: 159.0 <BR> 4/26/17: 156 <em>521</em> <BR> 4/03/17: <BR> 6/03/17: 162.2 <em>39</em> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:35:55 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41584551 . A very nice person invited me to join this group and I am very thankful for that! i am curious about what kind and how much others exercise. I live in a small apartment and not much to clean but I love the idea of loving myself. I have began walking 25 minutes on the treadmill at the gym. I use the weight loss program and it is a mixture of inclines,etc. <BR> Yesterday was my first day of hitting my goal of over 3,000 steps. <BR> I love the Walk At Home Program but sadly have no room to do... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:12:51 EST tracking challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41539603 I have joined the break the sweet tooth challenge(21 days). How can i track this to know that I havent had any sugar everyday? Will it show up on my spark page? Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:29:28 EST health challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41537675 I found out I have bladder cancer. Dr. wants me to go to card. to check to see if I can survive surgery. NOW, if card. says no to the surgery, then I die of bladder cancer!!! duh, what do I choose? or do drs. make the choice for me!!!!! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:53:52 EST Chef AJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41493039 Hi I just started this program today and would like to follow Chef AJ's weight loss program. I have not eaten meat for the past week trying to get myself ready for this. I still have cream in my coffee. Hoping to be weaned off of it by Monday. Would like to start this way of eating Monday. Looking to get ideas and tips from anyone that has tried it. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:05:03 EST 20lbs or less weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41461950 Hi I am a mom of 3 looking for accountability buddies to reach my goal to lose 20lbs. Although most challenges start Mondays or the beginning of the month I figured no better time then the present. <BR> <BR> Would love to have partners to check in daily with workouts or eating habits. Any takers? Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:01:13 EST Team challenges? Olympic Challenge/Life's Odyssey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41452325 Back in the day (like, 2010), there were team challenges - originally Olympic Challenge, then changed to Life's Odyssey due to concerns regarding copyrights! <BR> I'm rejoining SparkPeople - is there something similar still going on? I couldn't find it. Thank you!!! Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:12:41 EST Creating a challenge for a conference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41410707 Is it possible to create a challenge that I can use for a conference? I am a member of the Special Libraries Association and our annual conference is in Phoenix in June. The association will be offering several fitness and health activities for attendees. I was hoping to set up a challenge that I could send out to people that are not yet members of SparkPeople? Is that possible? Would I need to create a SparkTeam? Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:17:29 EST Weight lifting with chronic fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41401592 I'm going to set my challenge on paper - er, electrons - here for accountability and motivation. <BR> <BR> I have chronic fatigue and prediabetes, and after almost 2 years of barely moving around, I need to get stronger and thinner and healthier. Cardio is hard for me, I can only do a handful of minutes. <BR> <BR> My goal is to do all-body weight lifting and challenge myself to 1) stick with it, and 2) keep a generally upward line with the weights I can lift. Eventually I'd like to get ... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 16:01:39 EST The Great Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41389767 Tomorrow is the start of Leslie Sansone's Great Walk Challenge. It runs from April 5th to July 13th. You try and walk at least a mile a day. If anyone is interested in doing this with me you can get the calendar at walkathome.com <BR> <BR> If nothing else its great exercise!!!! Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:52:31 EST April (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41363342 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to exercise in April (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes rema... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 22:37:45 EST Biking Challenge....April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41361631 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:05:11 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41353742 Welcome Sparkers to our April Challenge... <BR> I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote for us (with a few date edits...). Its great advice and a good time to get everything "in order" as we continue our Journey in 2017. Start anytime you want to--join in and be inspired by those on the same Journey around you.... <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. <BR> Post your start weight on April 1 and a Goal to hit by Apr 30. OR you... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:21:09 EST low calorie chinese food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41231164 I like chinese food and usually have it every Friday but my mom said I should have like low calorie chinese food since what I am eating is general tsaos chicken and sweet and sour chicken may be causing my weight gain. Does anybody know of any low calorie chinese food I could have instead? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:25:55 EST I love these challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41214059 The 21 day challenge has already improved my day by motivating me to get outside and walk! Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:19:11 EST 2017 Spring Challenge -- Come and join us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41209689 Details... <BR> <BR> Spring: <BR> March 20th - June 20th <BR> 13 weeks and one day <BR> 92 days <BR> 132,480 minutes <BR> or <BR> 7,948,800 seconds <BR> However you chose to count or enumerate it, it’s a time to get fit! <BR> <BR> The challenge <BR> This spring challenge is in three parts. <BR> Part ONE: Step count <BR> Part TWO: Participate in each of the 30 day challenges (1 day rest between each 30 period.) <BR> Part THREE: Join in the conversation on our Spark People Team page daily. <B... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:59:55 EST BRING BACK SPARKTEAM BONUS POINTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41160833 I loved these and the feed serves less of a purpose--unless your purpose is to get people to stay on your site, scrolling...a...and scrolling...and clicking! Oh, wait...I guess that's exactly what's going on. <BR> <BR> If I wanted to get all interactive with the feed, I would. Doesn't mean we can't enjoy the Sparkteam Bonus points as well. I've been a member for years and this is the first time I've been seriously disappointed by y'all. <BR> <BR> How about you bring them back and show all... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:03:55 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41117180 I think others are busy, so I'll create the March challenge. This is where you can do a weekly check in and try to lose between 2-5 pounds in March by moving more and eating healthy. This is open to anyone at anytime through out the month. Happy losing everyone or maintaining as it may be. <BR> <BR> I am getting back into training for my meet at the end of this month than I have a meet pretty much every month till September. It's going to be a great year. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:12:09 EST Biking Challenge.......March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41083358 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:52:13 EST 40 Bags in 40 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41079524 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfad49f3-ee31-4845-a924-09b45ca6e9a5.jpg"> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:33:56 EST March (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41077407 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in March (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes rema... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:46:45 EST What, if anything, are you giving up for Lent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41076942 negative self talk for one thing...will be adding some others this week Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:42:21 EST March challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41075255 I'm looking for a good challenge for me at work. I sit on my butt all day in front of a computer. I walk 3 steps to the copier, 8 steps to the restroom and 15 to my car. Not much opportunity to get moving, but there's got to be something. <BR> <BR> I work in a "not so safe" area of town, so taking walks at lunch is not an option. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:32:14 EST I ate breakfast and took my medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41040990 I am more optimistic about life now. There was a time, that I lacked energy, and sometimes would not take my meds, because I just didn't have any interest in anything. One thing I noticed is that I need to have something that challenges me, a reason to get up and do things. Everyday is a new challenge and I fill my days with little goals. So life is so much better, this is only my second week, (eight days so far). Getting better just feels right now... <em>585</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:23:24 EST Are you interested in joining a challenge team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41037128 Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, of all ages, and fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn from others. These teams are also a grea... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:44:40 EST only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41035722 5 wheel <em>252</em> points today Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:15:50 EST closed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41030353 wrong forum Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:33 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41018329 Hi there. Just looking for some buddies to help keep me accountable. The challenge is to lose 3-5 lbs and do at least 30 mins of exercise 4 (min) times a week. <BR> I love doing this type with others because it pushes me. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:07:15 EST Did you laugh today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=41007869 yes Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:55:24 EST Feeling Discouraged? Need a Good Challenge Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40958348 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:28:30 EST So how do the points work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40946282 Just wondering how the points work and how do people get so many in a day?? Thu, 9 Feb 2017 23:52:10 EST HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40928028 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:24:06 EST Love Yourself Valentine's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40923049 I am looking for up to 5 people to join myself and several others in a health and fitness challenge! This one is focusing on loving yourself in honor of Valentine’s Day! Preseason is started today Monday, February 6! BUT, it’s not too late! Can I get you into one of the last spots?? <BR> <BR> What can you expect in the challenge group? <BR> --> unlimited support from me as your free coach <BR> --> meal planning assistance <BR> --> motivation, accountability, and inspiration from me as well ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 22:18:39 EST Need a Challenge Group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40922996 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 22:08:41 EST Feeling Discouraged? Need a New Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40891112 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 17:51:34 EST Here Is A Challenge Group for You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40885332 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 02:35:21 EST Biking Challenge........February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40880617 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:00:38 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40877063 Welcome Sparkers to our February Challenge... <BR> I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote for us (with a few date edits...). Its great advice and a good time to get everything "in order" as we continue our Journey in 2017. Start anytime you want to--join in and be inspired by those on the same Journey around you.... <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:24:34 EST February (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40876764 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for February, 2017. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in January (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:44:14 EST Feelig Discouraged? Need to Challenge Yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40875182 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:31:58 EST Water Challenge-anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40857380 It seems that getting my water in is my hardest challenge every day. As a fact, I never get the 8 cups in at all. Maybe 3-4, sometimes not even that. I have tried putting it in small containers, large containers, ice water, cool water, etc. So. I thought why not see if anyone else has a problem with getting their water in. I can't say that I will meet the quota every day, but maybe it would be OK if it was a challenge. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:01:01 EST Miralax & Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40852855 Here is a little background on why I have gained weight and also what makes it hard for me to lose weight. When I was 16, I was in a bad accident. A guy was running 80-100 mph for 138 ft on my side of the road. I went off on my side to try to not get hit but right after I did he also went off of my side of the road. He t-boned my side, slinging my car in circles for 37 ft. I had to learn how to walk because of how swollen my left hip was and how bad everything on u left side wad hurt. I had t... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:20:58 EST DO I HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40836264 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges o... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:23:50 EST Slim Down Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40806903 The Slim Down Challenge is an extremely simple 28-day program that helps reduce your appetite and cravings and increases your energy! <BR> It's only one product and less than $100 for a 28 day supply. <BR> It's 4 boxes of a product called SLIM. You'll drink two SLIM a day, for 28 days. One in the morning before you eat breakfast and another one 2 hours after lunch. It mixes with 8 oz. of water and tastes great. <BR> The program will also include free nutrition coaching, private FB group and... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:56:15 EST PBS Health Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40796023 I already quit smoking, so I have joined the exercise challenge for 2017. I am trying to raise money for all my kids sports activities for 2017. The rep soccer costs the most with all the travelling. She also is joining lacrosse and archery....funds permitting. It will also help cover costs for health and sports related expenses. <BR> You don't have to sign up for anything or submit your email. Just click the link and then click VOTE. Easy Peesy! <BR> I NEED VOTES! Please vote for me. I woul... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:01:46 EST bread and losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40762471 Hi, I just joined today, I have a considerable amount of weight to lose. If I did not overeat on a lot of carbs, mainly Bread , I would be at an ideal weight. Unfortunately I am a bread baker by hobby. I spent from early December baking bread. Some I gave away, but ate a lot. I hope I am not the only bread addict around. I could use a lot of support and meet others with the same challenges. Thanks a lot, <em>41</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:50:37 EST Giving up Diet soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40746330 My best friend suggested giving up diet soda for a month and see if it helps with the numbers on the scale going down. May help with the frustration I feel by the numbers not going down. Anyone care to join me? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:44:49 EST Question about sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40730562 What do we do with the spark points we earn for doing our daily login issues and activities? Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:23:59 EST Anyone on Nutrisystem? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40722865 hi. im new to Nutrisystem. I received the Fast 5 plan. For those that are on this, have you used any of your own recipes? i was on WW and loved that i could calculate my recipes' own smartpoints; however i needed a more structured plan and that is why i bought Nutrisystem Fast 5. is there is a way to convert my own recipes to Nutrisystem?. For example, oatmeal cookies. How do i calculate from the recipe, how many of the powerfuel, smartcarb, or extras it would be? <BR> thank you Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:35 EST Biggest loser challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40683263 Was wondering if there are any biggest loser challenges coming up that I could join? Thanks! Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:42:01 EST 30 day diet makeover challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40667897 Is there a guide book that can be purchased with all the meal/snack ideas from this challenge? And maybe a refrigerator magnet with the 150 low calorie snack ideas? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:34:39 EST Going on a cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40657093 Everyone knows going on a cruise can be challenging for a weight loss. My plan is to stay focused and avoid the highest calories and still enjoy myself. <BR> (Just recently I came back from an Alaskan cruise. There was so much to pick from. I did pretty good being careful of what to eat.) Wish me luck <BR> God Bless all of you. <em>4</em> . Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:35:06 EST How do i join a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40644142 Hello everyone! My name is Liz, i'm 34 years old and have over 100 lbs to lose. I would like to join a challenge. I do really well with challenges. But im having trouble joining one. I tend to be socially awkward and not sure how to just jump in. Anyone out there looking for a weight loss buddy that can help me out? Hope to hear from someone! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Liz Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:59:08 EST Reading Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40639435 I find it really helps to read the articles put up on this site. I have come on here today with positive attitude after slipping over the Christmas. Read a couple of articles this morning and they have really inspired me to get back on track. Good luck everyone for 2017 xx Mon, 2 Jan 2017 02:00:12 EST Biking Challenge.........January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40636391 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 16:41:23 EST goal for diabetic 30 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40635031 I am ready and think I am on my way - went to the gym and watched my carbs so far........ Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:51:51 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40631795 Welcome to 2017 Folks...! I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote for us (with a few date edits...). Its great advice and a good time to get everything "in order" as the New Year begins!! Start anytime you want to--join in and be inspired by those on the same Journey around you.... <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on t... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:47:28 EST January (2017) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40628977 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for January, 2017. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in January (2017) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:59:20 EST Fitness challenges. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40615857 After ankle surgery last April, I learned that another surgery (ankle replacement TAR) is required Feb 3. Exercise is very difficult with constant ankle pain. Not able to even walk without painful limp. So, I have gained almost ten pounds this past year. Trying to take off a few pounds and strengthen leg before ten weeks of non weight bearing and no excercise except for walking on crutches. Tracking food daily to help stay focused. My goal is to lose extra weight and maintain when recoveri... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:14:19 EST Challenge group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40604038 Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas! <BR> <BR> I am currently putting together a challenge group to keep people motivated and moving! This is not a Spark challenge, so we're not restricted to any of their programs. We will be using a tracker app put out by BeachBody that's super nice for virtual groups. <BR> <BR> These are a ton of fun, and are a great way for people to meet friends, share tips, motivation, and success. We're gonna be seeing results this new year!!! Challenge starts on ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:06:28 EST Kickstart the New Year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40602218 Looking for people who want to start the New Year off on the right foot. This Challenge goal is to lose 3-5 lbs over the month. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:28:37 EST Plateaus and rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40584117 I'm thankful for plateaus because I learn how to use the tools Sparkpeople has given me. December 22nd I decided to reward myself with purchasing a combination of certified personal fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist and got both for 30%off winter discount sale. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:29:43 EST Just for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40577766 It's way too much for me to tackle more than today. Just for today I will limit breads and anything sweet. Sometimes when that place inside is screaming for more I will distract myself and get through the moment. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:29:55 EST "Lighten Up 2017" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40540548 This a group for people who are interested in transforming their lifestyle into one that incorporates positive thinking, physical fitness, and healthy eating. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone!! I hope you're ready for this challenge. Let's trust in ourselves and motivate one another to achieve our goal of losing a those pounds. Its a little cliché but.... TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK! This is a challenge to lose those pounds and get healthy. It will officially start New Years Day. My goal is to be dow... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:22:01 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - LAST DAY TO REGISTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40539410 The BLC is a PRIVATE TEAM and limited to about 300 Challengers. Our challenge runs for 15 weeks at a time. Our next Round (33) is scheduled to begin in early January. Registration ends December 28. <BR> . <BR> <BR> Don't miss out on your Opportunity. Click on JOIN THIS TEAM right now, in order to be among the first Notified when Spots become available. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50602x416<BR>53971 </link> <BR> <BR> TELL YOUR ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:03:37 EST 7 Years Today.....It's Going Really Well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40516418 Spark-Team, it has been exactly 7 years today, and I am sitting in the same chair today when the light bulb went off in my brain on losing weight and getting fit. <BR> <BR> I have been trying various / many program prior, but never did it from the inside-out. It was always looking at the mirror, hating that I did not fit into the pant, shirt, suit, or jacket, and wished that I would lose weight. <BR> <BR> Today it is 7 years to the dot, and I am close to my lowest weight. My lowest ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:53:06 EST Count Down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40511756 I started at 186 (the ticker doesn't show that, but I did!). Yesterday, after one week of dieting, I had lost 4.2 pounds. Today, a gain of .6 of a pound, but that's okay... I'm sticking to the nutrition plan!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:16:40 EST Pause? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40507424 Is it okay to pause or skip a day in a challenge? I'm on Day 5 of the Small Steps challenge, which is to stand up at least once an hour. That would be a really good one to do on a weekday when I'm at work. Can I save it for Monday? Ship has already sailed for today because I laid down for a few hours to try to get rid of a migraine. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:57:04 EST lose or at least maintain through the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40487302 Anyone else out there hoping to " maintain through the holidays ?" Last year I gained 8 pounds over the holidays... NOT this year ... If I can maintain or better yet lose a little it will be a huge accomplishment ! Who's with me ? <em>444</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:10:35 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40462339 I'm starting this thread by copying what Ms Beckie wrote last month. Its great advice!! Welcome to December Folks...! A great month to get everything "in order" before another New Year begins!! <BR> patti <BR> <BR> "Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on track and try and pick better options. <BR> Post your start weight on Dec 1 and a Goal to hit by Dec 31. ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:00:01 EST Biking Challenge.....December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40449097 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:27:28 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40448130 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:53:51 EST December (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40444170 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for December, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in December (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you i... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:03:31 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40440819 after a horrible sick day yesterday, im back on the wagon! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:03:46 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40440745 I am looking for people to do a December (one of the hardest times for me) challenge. I am hoping to make it a Pound a Week Challenge (of course more is accepted lol). <BR> If you are interested in joining in...just weigh yourself tomorrow and jump in. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:38:32 EST older means success can happen if we want it to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40407742 Just because we are in our 60s does not mean we cannot lose weight so we can be healthy. The weight loss is nice but being healthy and being able to do more is even more wonderful. Went from 312 down to 194 and I still want to lose at least 30 lbs more. I am diabetic so the weight loss will really make me healthy. If you want to be healthy then lets do it together please join me! Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:52:49 EST Thanksgiving, I just officially kicked your butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40402870 I stayed under my daily calories AND did a 30 minute work out on my elliptical. Thanksgiving........, consider your turkey butt kicked!!!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!! Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:28:07 EST Did you hug your cat/dog/bird/r rabbit/hampster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40371143 Or other furry pet today? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:46:52 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40367550 feeling cruddy, as usual, but i'm here. sooo that's that. will spend more time lurking around, Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:52:13 EST Started the Jumpstart Your workout challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40301556 I started the challenge today, not sure what caused it but suddenly felt like someone/thing lit a fire under my ass to get my fat ass in shape. The topic for the first day is 'Support' and suggested if you can't get support at home then try the message boards. I love my family, we are all over weight but no one else seems serious about losing weight. I make poor food decisions when we are together so I've decided to utilize Sparkpeople for the support in my healthy lifestyle change over! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:39:26 EST November 28 day Challenge starts tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40278825 ANYONE looking for a motivating and supportive team check us out. We do weekly weights, weekly food and fitness challenges, ladies only! Click the link below, add your name to the sign up sheet and get your info on the weigh in thread! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=65279 </link> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:55:14 EST BLC Winter!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40274880 Hey there! I was wondering if you were interested in joining us for a Biggest Loser Challenge for Winter? We compete in 10 teams for 10 weeks, 24 members per team. Our team is called the Invincible Indigos and we are having a blast for the Fall challenge together! We have won 1st place a few weeks in a row and are finding the challenges really motivating, if you are interested, just add me as a friend, go to the Biggest Loser Fall all teams Spark Team on my page and join. There is a Win... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:50:52 EST Need a Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40253314 Hi, I'm new here. I joined because I need motivation to eat right and exercise. I saw the Challenges offered but I wanted to get some input on which challenge would be right for me. I want a short term goal, about 30 days, and pretty much need to be told what to do - a shopping list for food, what to eat, when to eat it, different types of exercise on each day, etc. Maybe even like a chart that I can check off each thing on each day. I sort of need someone or something to answer to, you k... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:14:44 EST Biking Challenge.... ......November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40244956 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 11:08:27 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - Winter season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40244412 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> One of my main motivators and sources of success is the Biggest Loser Challenge! We are ending our Fall session and starting to prepare for our Winter session. We have 10 teams of 24 and we work together on weekly nutrition and fitness challenges to keep you on track! <BR> <BR> You can sign up here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just join the team and add your name to the Winter sign up thread! <BR> <BR> Happy... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:34:30 EST November (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40240798 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for November, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in November (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you i... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:57:47 EST Looking for a Great Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40234909 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:32:22 EST Do I Have a Great Challenge for You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40218994 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:04:35 EST soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40217262 don't drink soda for a week. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:38:43 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40217225 walking after you eat for a week then post how you did... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:36:32 EST Add ons to Oatmeal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40198244 brown sugar Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:39:27 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in NOV 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40194366 Join us in setting small goals each month to reach a bigger goal. These winter months and Holidays are HARD for everyone. This challenge helps me to do my best to stay on track and try and pick better options. <BR> Post your start weight on Nov 1 and a Goal to hit by Nov 30. OR you can just post a total amount you want to lose. <BR> Post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to cheer you on your journey, and motivate you to keep trying, never give up. <BR... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:42:24 EST 30 DAY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40135060 I will be starting this challenge on today 10/17/16. It is a 30 day challenge. My goal is to do this challenge until the end of the year. Anyone want to join me? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f0b3acc-4afe-4614-b258-422278663e32.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:32:42 EST WW smartpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40087846 Hello everone. I have been on and off on WW and also on different sites including this one. I have counted calories vs. counted points and for me the counting points works better. Is there a way to track my points using this site? I love the recipes, tips, motivational comments....all about Sparkpeople! I want to combine both so that i can use one site. <BR> I follow WW on my own (I have the calculator and eatin out and shopping books) because i cannot afford to attend the meetings or to pay ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:58:25 EST Find 10 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40078783 Anybody up for the find 10 challenge? Find 10 mins to exercise every day for 30 days. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:14:36 EST Biking Challenge...October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40020453 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:00:45 EST October (2016) Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40016874 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for October, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in October (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you is... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:12:07 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40007039 Lost 5 lbs. in September 2016 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:03:33 EST Lose 2-5 pound in OCT 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=40000899 Join us in setting small goals each month to help us stay on track. <BR> On Oct 1st post a start weight and a goal weight to reach by Oct 31. <BR> OR just let us know how much you plan to lose this month. <BR> <BR> Then post as often as you would like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to motivate you, cheer you on, help keep you on track to reach your end goals. <BR> <BR> I love these monthly goals to help me maintain my weight, so I don't get too far off track. The Holiday'... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:28:43 EST 30 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39992505 Looking forward to this. Today is day 1. I'm sure the daily email reminders will be a huge help. Good luck to everyone else working on this, <em>213</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:22:32 EST 21 day challenge - again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39981699 I'm missing the first 21 day challenge after just signing on to Spark because I have a house full of company - but will be gone by the 1st of Oct. Will there be a new challenge each month or just a new challenge I can join in? I'm a total beginner - doing aerobics 3 days a week and I'm 70 years old BUT 50 lbs. overweight and NEED to get healthy for myself...child...3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I want to be around awhile and be able to get out and 'play' with them all. <BR> ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:29:21 EST "Countdown to Christmas" Challenge Starts Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39968987 Check out this fall challenge which runs from September 23rd to November 23rd. We will be using the letters of each word of "Countdown to Christmas" to move us closer to our weight loss and fitness goals. Since I know we are all busy this challenge will fit nicely into your life. It is not demanding and you only have to be as involved as you wish to be. <BR> <BR> Join us in "Just Check In' team. You can access this team home page by clicking on the team photo on my Spark Page ---pamatga719-... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:28:46 EST Want to lose 30 pounds with me?!? I need a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39936118 My goal is to lose about 30 pounds by March 22, 2017 (29 to be exact). That is 1.25 pounds/week. I think I can do it - hoping to lose a little more on some weeks and be able to lose a little less during certain times (Christmas week, Thanksgiving week, etc.). I could really use the moral support because over the past 15 years, I have begun to use food as a means of comfort during times of stress <em>39</em> . Looking forward to "meeting" you!!! <em>381</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:49:47 EST Need a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39934985 I am in need of a spark buddy to complete the "Find 10" challenge with me. Any takers? Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:41:41 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39860887 <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let's have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September 24th. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 20:25:42 EST September (2016) Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39822012 Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for September, 2016. <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... <BR> Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in September (2016) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended - but not required. Whatever works for you... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 22:43:17 EST Biking Challenge....September 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39818347 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:42:28 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in SEPT 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39796948 WOW, OH WOW! Sept is almost here. <BR> <BR> Join us in setting small goals each month to help keep us on track and focused to reach our end goal. <BR> Post a start weight on Sept 1st and a Goal to reach by Sept 30. OR just post how much you want to lose in the month. <BR> Post as often as you like to let us know how you are doing. We are here to help you along the way. <BR> <BR> For me, I love these to keep me on track to maintain my weight. it's such a struggle with weight always movin... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:43:52 EST Steps walked before 8am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39688279 <em>521</em> Start the day off right to maintain energy and healthy state of mind! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:16:53 EST BLC33 - Biggest Loser Challenge - Registering NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=39666279 We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 33nd Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC33! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your FOCUS and Working toward Your Goals of Better Health and Wellness. <BR> <BR> This is a 15 Week Challenge Comprised of about 16 TEAMS, made up of approximately 20 Challengers per TEAM. <BR> <BR> Results of ALL Challengers will be posted Every Week so you can Track your Own Progress and that of your TEAM. <BR> <BR> You can Expect to make F... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:13:26 EST If you are reading this, drink a glass of water :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38862549 I have heard people gasp when they realize how much time they spend navigating this site and reading/responding to posts. <BR> <BR> It's a great way to stay motivated for sure but it can also be productive if everytime you go to the message boards you....DRINK A GLASS OF WATER! <BR> <BR> You'll get way over your quota in no time! Bottoms up! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:09:58 EST Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC) is Registering! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38856594 The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. During the busy summer months, we have a Summer Camp round which runs for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some c... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:37:04 EST Did you jump rope today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38384339 jump Thu, 3 Mar 2016 08:14:53 EST JEMS (Journal, Exercise, Meals, Successes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38365331 So this can be an ongoing thing... My mom taught me about this and worked really well last time around!!! It's a positive way to keep track of your daily habits even if they weren't so good that day!!! This is how it goes: <BR> <BR> Journal- what did you do today? <BR> Exercise- What exercise did you do today? <BR> Meals- What did you eat? <BR> Successes- What are you proud of? <BR> <BR> Example(yesterday): <BR> J- Today my son (little john) had an awful cold so we couldn't go out :( but we... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:35:00 EST Did you eat 1 raw meal today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=38195828 Yes Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:56:18 EST Sparkteam Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=35909285 How many did you spin for your teams today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start..... <BR> <BR> <BR> 12 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:08:15 EST Did you say a pray for some one today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34763033 yes Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:06:30 EST Did you ride a bike today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34636390 Yes Mon, 6 Oct 2014 19:46:42 EST Did you make someone smile today ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=34000263 YES Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:28:50 EST One thing I will do different tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33784697 .....to better my health, mood, life...whatever moves you. I plan on placing a emoticon check the next day I post if I was successful. See how many days we can get in a row you can list a few things. More than 3 would be hard for me to change so let's say no more than 3 a day. <BR> Be specific with goals <BR> <BR> 6/3-tomorrow I will: <BR> -drink at least 2 water bottles full <BR> -ride bike to Y and radio show, at least 5 miles <BR> -take my multi vit <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:17:53 EST Say something positive about yourself every day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=33698644 I thought this might be a great way to help us stop being critical of ourselves. I know I am too critical of myself and am trying to stop that. <BR> <BR> Each day post something here you like about yourself, or something positive you've done. <BR> <BR> I'll start by saying something positive about myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a friendly person that enjoys giving and getting hugs. <em>220</em> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:22:55 EST Dog breeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32141920 A-Z Sun, 6 Oct 2013 13:30:01 EST Are you choosing to be happy today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=32083297 Happiness is a personal choice and I'm happy!!! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:00:55 EST My bonus Spin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31658183 I was getting 2's for days and I just got a 10! yay! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:02:32 EST Did you make your bed today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31543843 I did. Helps me with activity too! lol Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:27:37 EST How many spark points until next level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31447369 8399 Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:19:00 EST Bonus points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=31073583 I got 7 points in my bonus spin today! Fri, 24 May 2013 22:31:14 EST Bible verse of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=30509364 How about a Bible verse or another inspiring quote to encourage everyone with today. (If you go to Bible Gateway you can just cut and paste the verse you want to save lots of typing!) <BR> <BR> Psalm 34 <BR> I will praise the Lord at all times. <BR> I will constantly speak his praises. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:21:11 EST What Spark Level are you on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=29781470 I am on 18, soon to be 19 in 3 + years Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:15:25 EST sleep...good or bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=29122128 i have been really good at getting my 8 hours in every night but lately iv been more tired then before when i only got 6 or so hours..is this good or bad? Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:02:21 EST Change A Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=28161305 Change one word at a time and only post two words. <BR> <BR> This thread will start with: <BR> <BR> Goal Weight Fri, 6 Jul 2012 21:47:22 EST Did you sleep well last night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=28137798 yes Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:28:47 EST Bonus Spin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=27238311 7 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:01:22 EST Have you been outside yet today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=26215981 I'm heading out now. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:32:38 EST Did You Take A Vitamin D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=26200723 Yep Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:03:12 EST 10 days at a time challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25918938 Sick of allowing the slow moving scale or stress to derail you? Sick of falling back into bad habits? I am. So, I am challenging myself to complete 10days at a time with the intent to make a permanent change in my relationship with food before my 40th birthday in August. I'd like to be in the 140's by then. <BR> <BR> So, I'm on day four and feel great! I am eating consciously and exercising regularly. Six days to go before I weigh in. I hope to see a 1lb drop each cycle but that won't be my ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:54:45 EST Do You Make Time To Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25918852 Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. <BR> – Edward Stanley <BR> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:47:33 EST 5 pounds at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=25763107 I have found that smaller goals are much easier for me to achieve, so I am doing 5 pounds at a time. My goal is to lose each 5 pounds in no more than 5 weeks. Once I hit 5 pounds, I will immediately start working toward my new goal of five more pounds. I have tried so many times to lose weight, but having a goal of 50-100 pounds is intimidating and spirit-crushing for me. Five pounds at a time seems to be working better. So if you would like to join me, feel free to post here! We can ta... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:13:42 EST What Type of Exercise Did You Do Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24774501 I use an InTone Jogger/Trampoline and follow the 20 minute video. Gets the heart beating! <BR> <em>331</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:40:24 EST Did you go outside today??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24720280 Yes -- all day!! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:15:33 EST Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=24554313 How many bonus points did you get today? Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:03:43 EST My wheel points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=23193405 I got 10 points today, but yesterday i got 25. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:05:16 EST Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=22285513 Post the Emoticon that matches your mood today! <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:23:40 EST Happy or Sad today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=22212962 Me am Happy Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:23:38 EST change a word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=21625267 The object of this thread is to take the word that is posted and keep one and change one. It is a simple task. Just make sure your reply is two words and one of them is the same as the last post. <BR> <BR> The new start to this thread is: <BR> <BR> SPELL CHECK Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:47:42 EST Total Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=21289728 12,477 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:13:41 EST lose 1lb a week (start any time) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=20902154 A healthy weight loss is typically no more than 2lbs. There are 52wks in a year so losing only 1lb a week = 52lb. Changing eating habits alone can help with this challenge. Exercising 2 or 3 times a week will make it that much easier. Doing both will most likely help u surpass the challenge. So are u in? If so, post your results each week and what u did to get those results. Good luck! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:38:44 EST Did you track your food today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=20655050 Track your food for the day and post it here. <BR> Give yourself a Thumbs Up!!! <em>250</em> Wed, 4 Aug 2010 23:24:10 EST name one of the fifty states http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=16120306 kansas Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:24:47 EST Are you walking with God today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=15796901 1. Did you pray? <BR> 2. Did you thank God for all the blessings you received? <BR> 3. Did you read your Bible? <BR> 4. Did you understand what you read? <BR> 5. Did you give all praise, glory and honor. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:08:50 EST Did you sleep well last night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=15742286 Yes or no? Sat, 4 Jul 2009 05:44:33 EST DID YOU WALK TODAY?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=14361253 WALK EVERYDAY FOR A HEALTHIER YOU . Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:11:13 EST What have you done today to make you feel proud? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=13161106 Despite feeling horrible I got in a 100 minute workout Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:26:19 EST wheel points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=12780402 1 Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:37:37 EST POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=12121872 How many Spark "WHEEL" points today Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:07:37 EST Did you take your Fish Oil (Omega 3) today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=8712888 Studies are showing that the Omega 3 in fish is great for your health. If you eat a lot of fish, great! But if you are like me and don't care for fish you can take a fish oil supplement. <BR> <BR> Here is a Spark article to learn more about the health benefits. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=873 </link> Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:42:15 EST No eating after 8:00pm Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=6438968 Bob Green (the Oprah Show - Best Life Diet) says it is important to stop all eating and drinking (except water) at least two hours prior to bedtime. Oprah said she sets a certain time as bedtime can fluctuate making easier to not follow the rule. <BR> <BR> I have been following and challenging myself to not eat anything after 8pm since I started on SP because snacking while watching evening TV was my biggest weakness. <BR> <BR> I have been successful and now want to challenge anyone else ... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 01:57:01 EST 1000 ACTIONS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4692717 I listened to an archived radio program on Hayhouseradio.com by Micheal Neill. It was called 1000 ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The premise of the show was that you can set a goal, and breaking it down into smaller steps you can achieve it by WORKING ON it by TAKING ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The Host said though 1000 seems like a lot, it is really 4 ACTIONS a DAY. 4 actions a day seems very doable. I am going to start today, working toward 1000 small steps to get to my goal. <BR> <BR> I am hoping other... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:11:03 EST Did you take your Vitamin(s) today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4659539 This is something I need to get back on track with. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Did you take your vitamin(s) today? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2007 10:35:54 EST Eat Within Your Calorie-Range Streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=4288616 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm sort-of new to the site, but I want to start a challenge. <BR> <BR> The thing that I have trouble with is staying within my calorie range. Drinking water is no problem for me, eating fruits and veggies is no problem, even exercise is doable. What I really need to do is to stay within that range (last week for example, I only managed it 3/7 days! <em>24</em> ). <BR> <BR> So, I want to start a streak! Anyone with me? I'm aiming for 30 days myself, but hope to go... Sat, 11 Nov 2006 22:10:15 EST Daily weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=2642204 Weighing in daily isn't for everyone. But for me, it's a motivator. If you are like me, add your daily weight and lets support each other. <BR> <BR> Wednesday - 203 (Day 1) <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jun 2006 22:08:12 EST Pedometer Challenge Club! Join us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=2469057 <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a pedometer challenge because I really want to hit 10,000 per day. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> May 24: 11545 steps! <BR> dist 5.466 <BR> cal 697.0 (is this accurate?) <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> <em>105</em> <em>68</em> Wed, 24 May 2006 22:39:07 EST 1,000 Mile Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=866141 I have never seen this anywhere on the treads I thought it would be a cool challenge. I have been a runner off and on now since my Army days and now I am training for a 8k and eventually a half and then a complete marathlon. My challenge is this. See how long it takes you to go 1,000 miles. Log in your miles everyday, this is not a race to see who gets there first. I wanted this to challenge myself and hopefully others will join me.Once I do this I plan on moving my miles higher and highe... Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:08:39 EST I piece of fruit a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=340463 I always forget to add fruit to my diet. This challege is to eat one piece of fruit a day. Anyone interested? Wed, 11 May 2005 20:14:38 EST 10,000 - 20,000 day step challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=300508 Hey everyone, <BR> I love to walk and run everyday but I have to cut back for a while due to some old injuries to the knees and back. But now that I am fully recovered I like to put a challenge out to anyone who wants to do it. I personally am doing this to get back into shape that I was in before I was laid up. <BR> I just bought a new pedometer and one of my goals everyday is to get anywhere from 10,000 - 20,000 steps each day. Who wants to join in? <BR> Today as of 4:30pm I have gon... Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:28:33 EST